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Terrain Race Updates

By |October 1st, 2018|

If you follow my OCR antics, you know I’m a huge fan of Terrain Race. Not only are there three events per year within driving distance of my home, but the value participants also receive from the event are one of the best bargains in OCR.

Training Tuesday: 45 minute Park Workout

By |September 25th, 2018|

Here is a 45 minute Total Body Workout for your Training Tuesday that you can do at your local park.  All you need to do is make sure the park has a bench and a set of monkey bars.  Let's get going!

Race Recap: Spartan Race Seattle Beast 2018

By |September 17th, 2018|

It wouldn’t be a complete year of racing without traveling to Snohomish, Washington to take on the second in a two-weekend Spartan race series at Meadow Wood Equestrian Center. Known for its brutally muddy US Championship series super and sprint in the spring, the beast and sprint weekend is known as the final piece in the Seattle trifecta – a keystone OCR for the area.

Workout Program Review: OCR Beast GRIPWOD

By |June 18th, 2018|

How do you react when you come across grip-focused obstacles? For some, developing grip strength is a difficult challenge, that is sometimes overlooked while training. That’s what Spencer Mahoney of OCR Beast realized when he added the new GRIPWOD to his personal online training line.

So You’ve Signed up For a Beast…

By |May 23rd, 2018|

It's happening.  You are going to do a Spartan Beast.  When you clicked the "complete registration" button, did a wave of panic set over you?  Are you wondering what your next step should be?  Check out these top ten tips for completing and conquering the Beast!

Recovery Techniques for Athletes

By |April 9th, 2018|

Recovery is a key component of any training program. There are a large variety of recovery techniques that prove to restore the human body both psychologically and physiologically. These techniques are crucial in decreasing tissue trauma and inflammation and correcting the muscular imbalance. 

2018 Expectations: OCR Do’s and Don’ts

By |February 7th, 2018|

Rejoice, OCR enthusiasts, the season is here! We’ve had a long winter, but the first mud has been cleaned off of our collective sneakers after Spartan Race’s SoCal Super and Sprint weekend!

The Captain Kaufmann Fit Challenge: Keep Pushing Yourself in 2018.

By |February 6th, 2018|

How’s that resolution holding up? Are you as dedicated as ever, or are your workouts becoming stale? You finished last month’s challenge, but have you neglected the teachings of the one before? It’s imperative to keep yourself motivated, and with that comes the issue of developing a plan that hits all of your key muscles, without sending your fitness routine into autopilot.

Core Strength and OCR

By |January 11th, 2018|

Core Strength and obstacle course racing go hand in hand.  A strong core is necessary to complete many of the obstacles we encounter during a race and it even plays a role in our running form.  By improving our core strength we can improve our race day performance and decrease our risk of injury.

The OCR Beast Grip Strength Challenge: Do You Even Hang?

By |December 21st, 2017|

If you haven’t tended to sore hands, massaged burning forearms or checked Instagram in December, you probably haven’t heard of one of the most grueling training challenges proposed to OCR enthusiasts. The brainchild of OCR Beast founder and coach, “Spartan” Spencer Mahoney, the Dead Hang Challenge focuses on developing improved grip strength and of course, those epic “Popeye forearms.”

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Welcome to Mud Run Guide - the worldwide leader in mud runs, obstacle course races, and outdoor running adventures. Established in 2012, our focus is to provide you with the best events, discounts, news, reviews, gear, and training for the sport of OCR.